Meanwhile, the new cases reported on Monday in the State stood at 425, including 71 children. The state has also recorded 4 fatalities. It is being observed that the daily cases in the State are oscillating between 400-500 since last month.
There was a lot of pressure from different interest groups to give preferential treatment to them in vaccination, he said, while giving credit to Indian scientists and entrepreneurs for rising to the occasion to make the country aatmanirbhar (self-reliant) in producing vaccines.
As the festival season is underway, the state government is trying to accelerate its vaccination drive. The government is planning to ensure that at least one dose is administered to each person by December end. This information was shared by Odisha Family Welfare Director, Bijay Panigrahi on Thursday (Oct 21).
The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country surpassed the 100-crore milestone on Thursday
The top five states which have administered the highest number of doses are Uttar Pradesh followed by Maharashtra, West Bengal, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh.
Zydus Cadila's indigenously developed needle-free COVID-19 vaccine ZyCoV-D is set to become the first vaccine that will be available in India for those in the age group of 12-18 years. It has received Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA).
Last week, the US drugmaker and its German partner BioNTech, in a study, showed that their mRNA Covid vaccine is safe, well tolerated and produces robust neutralising antibody responses in children aged 5 to 11 years.
At least one dose of the vaccine has been given to 208 million people over 12 years, or 73.4 per cent of them, while 177 million or 62.5 per cent have been fully inoculated.
The Odisha government has released a set of guidelines for the launch of a special Covid vaccination campaign for teachers and non-teaching staff of schools across the State.
The Odisha government has directed the authorities to ensure the complete vaccination of people belonging to Tibetan communities residing in the State.
Although laboratory evidence suggests that antibody responses following Covid-19 vaccination provide better neutralisation of some circulating variants than does natural infection, few real-world epidemiologic studies exist to support the benefit of vaccination for previously infected persons.
The Odisha government will now turn its attention to aggressively vaccinate people against Covid-19 in the rural pockets of the State so that the inoculation exercise can be completed to a large extent before a possible third wave of the pandemic hits the State, Director, Odisha Health and Family Welfare Department, Bijay Panigrahi said on Thursday.
Days after the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) claimed to have achieved 100 percent vaccination against Covid-19, the serpentine queues at vaccination centres in the Capital city has heated up political blame game.
Hundreds of people blocked the NH 57 near Adenigada in Boudh district protesting shortage of Covid-19 vaccines at the local centre
OTV visited the remote Pendajam village near Mathalaput in the tribal dominated district and met local ASHA worker Reena Jani, whose multiple photographs clicked by the late journalist once dominated International media space.
10,98,62,585 persons in the age group of 18-44 years across 37 states/UTs have received their first dose, while 35,08,932 persons have received their second dose since the start of the Phase-3 of the vaccination drive.
The government has already clarified that Covid-19 vaccines are safe for pregnant women and the special inoculation drive will be carried out as per the guidelines issued.
A fraction of the beneficiaries have been found infected with Covid 19 after vaccination. Their number stands at only 0.13 per cent of the total vaccinated population, said the Director, Health Services, Dr Bijay Moahapatra.
While social distancing norms are violated, chaotic and stampede like situations also witnessed at vaccination centre across the State.
In the wake of the controversy surrounding the alleged concealing of Covid deaths in the State, the Odisha Government on Tuesday sought to clarify by stating that the death figures updated by the government every day is not based on the fatalities reported on a particular day.
A total of 4,02,434 doses were administered to beneficiaries at 1735 centres across the State
The State government of Odisha has asked the authorities of all districts and municipal corporation bodies not to begin administration of Covid vaccines to pregnant women until the orientation programme for the exercise is completed.
The State Health Department of Odisha has requested the Centre to allocate the balance Covid vaccine doses under private hospitals share to the State government.
The State government of Odisha on Friday announced to introduce Covaxin for inoculation of people aged 18 years and above in the district of Ganjam. Manufactured by the Bharat Biotech will be soon rolled out for vaccinating people in Ganjam district including the Berhampur Municipal Corporation area from the month of July.
As many as 20 persons will be administered the Russian-manufacture vaccine on the first day and later the number will be increased, sources said adding that Care Hospital has procured 600 vaccine vials in the first phase.